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Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion escapes ban following ERC disciplinary hearing

Updated: Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 21:12 | Comments

Kieran Marmion was cited for striking Saracens substitute Neil de Kock
Kieran Marmion was cited for striking Saracens substitute Neil de Kock

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Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion has escaped a ban following his citing for foul play in Saturday's Heineken Cup pool game against Saracens.

Marmion was cited for striking Saracens substitute Neil de Kock during the second half of a match that Connacht lost 64-6 at Allianz Park.

The citing complaint was upheld by independent judicial officer Roger Morris in that Marmion committed an act of foul play, European Rugby Cup said.

Morris analysed video footage of the incident and heard written submissions from De Kock, Connacht team manager Tim Allnutt and ERC disciplinary officer Roger O'Connor, but he decided that the offence did not warrant a red card and no sanction should therefore be imposed.

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